Batman!

Today the new Batman Lego movie came out, and as the Wee Boy is a huuuuuuge fan, we decided to go see it right away!  I didn’t think ahead about preparing something fun to wear for it, but luckily I had felt and about 30 minutes.

I found this pattern online- http://athousandphases.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/make-your-own-batman-mask.html but instead of  craft foam, I machine-sewed together two layers of craft felt, because that’s what I had on hand. It worked just fine- the ears stand up and because I did edge stitching, it should hold up okay.  I made one mask per kid. Also- I enlarged the template about 160%, if I remember correctly.  Black elastic would have been cooler, but again, I happened to have white, so it had to suffice.


The Boy wore all the Batman gear he could come up with, then I added the cape (from his Darth Vader costume two Halloweens ago). He looks serious here, but he had the best time!


The movie was good! I’ll confess, though, that after waking up at 6:30, food and kid prep, morning school traffic duty, school drop-offs, my weekly volunteer gig, school pickups, grocery shopping, last-minute crafting, etc., I was pretty tired and actually slept on and off for a while during the middle.

Shhh, don’t tell the kids, and also please cross your fingers that they don’t ask me too many questions about the movie… 😉

A Saturday

 Today was the Spring Fair at the Wee Boy’s preschool. There were crafts, good food, friendly families, and even a wee petting zoo. The boy was very gentle with the bunnies, and the girl developed a love for chickens.   

she has a way with chickens, apparently!

Later, I picked up the Wee Boy’s quilt, which had been collecting dust on a shelf, and by bedtime I had finished it. I have no photo of the FO because it’s over the sleeping boy at the moment. 🙂 But here’s the binding action getting started.

  

During the boy’s nap today, I did various bits and bobs of sewing/crafting/mending. I patched two pairs of pants, prepared eight heart appliqués for the girl’s class quilt (the auction is a week from today!!!!),and made the kids t-shirts to match their Dr. Who pajama pants (the boy liked his pants yesterday, but questioned me as to whether there was a matching shirt. Yes, sir!!!). 

 

these make me awfully happy!

 
The girl happily wore hers to bed, declaring the pants super warm and comfy, but the boy ignored his. Oh, well.

Thus concludes an unusually crafty Saturday. Hope yours was awesome!

A long-awaited photo shoot

You know when you’ve knitted something for someone far away but you can’t send it off until you get good photos, because you don’t know if the recipient will ever take any? Well, finally today the stars aligned and the Wee Girl took these for me:

   

     

This is the Little House Shawl, knitted up in Madeleine Tosh DK in Manor. This was a really enjoyable little project! It starts with 396 stitches, so it gets smaller and smaller, and I felt like it went really quickly.   

It’s for my sister, who is the biggest (grown up) fan of Little House on the Prairie.  I imagine her donning it to watch the show…  Although it turned out so pretty, it’s hard to part with.

In other news, I tackled the Wee Boy’s quilt today and made great progress.

   

 

I’ve done some work on the back as well, but not enough to show you. 

Phew, that was a super crafty day! Good night!

A quilt for the Wee Boy

The Wee Boy has been very patient about his long-promised quilt. Once in a while he’ll ask me sadly, “why aren’t you making my quilt?,” to which I make some excuse about lack of time or other, more urgent projects… Well, today the excuses ended!

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I started on the quilt and finished the evening with the top all cut out.

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I was actually a tad worried that he might not love the Star Wars fabric, but when he came out of his room, woken up by a cough, he noticed it and said, “I love my quilt,” so I’m sure it’s just fine. 😉
The pieces are 8.5″ by 8.5″ so it shouldn’t take too long so sew up. Then I get to decide the back design with the leftover fabric, which is more on the printed side than solid. So we’ll see how that goes.

Have I mentioned that it’s a million times easier making a quilt when one has a cutting mat and rotary cutter!? I don’t know how I made it through my first quilt alive!!

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